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It took Mike Tyson only two rounds to destroy Trevor Berbick and become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history

With only 20 years and 150 days on 22 November 1986 – 34 years ago – Tyson began a four-year reign of destructive knockouts and intimidation at the head of the marquee division of the sport

Now 54, the former champion, seeks to regain previous successes by joining Roy Jones Jr poses in an eight-round exhibit in Los Angeles

He claims to be as slim and light as that younger version of himself when he breathed life into the heavyweight division

By the time Tyson entered the Berbick fight, he was 27-0 (25 ended by knockout) and quickly became a phenomenon that has not been seen in the heavyweight division since Muhammad Ali finally hung up his gloves

Then came this muscular powerhouse with a 20-inch neck that legendary trainer Cus D’Amato picked from a correctional facility across the streets of Brooklyn, New York

D’Amato passed away a year earlier, in November 1985, fearful that without his confidante and father figure, Tyson would have trouble coping with the pressures his success would bring This was proven true in the following years

Berbick came into the fight as a WBC champion, beating Pinklon Thomas in a tournament to match the three major heavyweight titles, but despite being the man who owned the gold, he was a 7/1 – Outsiders versus Tyson

As a champion, Berbick had the right to determine the color of the trunks, he chose black in the hopes of brainstorming with the young challenger who had made this menacing look his trademark, along with the ankle-high boots and sockless To be able to play, he failed

Despite being banned, Tyson remained black and was fined 5 by the Nevada State Athletic CommissionHe was more than happy to pay for it from his £ 1.5 million wallet

He went to the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas first, his head stuck in a roughly torn towel – he was focused

Berbick was next, he looked thoughtful, his hood pulled up, comment said he looked like “the wicked witch of the west”

When the first round started, both men went to the center of the ring Berbick set out to develop his powers, while Tyson’s Bob-and-Weave enabled him to support the champion

The champion landed a few knocks and even an illegal blow to the back of the head Nobody impressed Tyson, who then dominated

In the second round, Tyson Berbick rocked to the right with a huge overhand and landed a thump right on the body during the clinch and after missing an uppercut connected to a left hook on the temple

This sent Berbick to the canvas, relieved of his senses, he kind of staggered to his feet but fell on the ropes Referee Mills Lane had seen enough and waved him off, Tyson shrugged casually and his corner jumped in celebration / p>

“I came here very confident and knew that without the World Cup I wouldn’t leave this ring alive,” said Tyson. “I threw fatal and accurate punches

For the next four years, that comment voted Tyson united the division until he was beaten by Buster Douglas in one of the biggest shocks in boxing in February 1990

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